Patti Labelle Invites Viral Singing YouTuber to Thanksgiving Dinner

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If you have not seen YouTuber James Wright turn into Patti Labelle and sing the heck out of "If You Only Knew" after one bite of her sweet potato pies, you're about to get your life.

The video was so epic that his review of Patti's Sweet Potato Pies – which are sold exclusively at Wal-Mart – went Viral, getting over 13 millions views combined on YouTube and Facebook. In it, James takes a bite out of a pie and starts singing "On My Own" and "If You Only Knew."

"B*tch, I turned into Patti," he said. "You gonna turn into Patti after eating this." As the video grew in popularity, suddenly so did Patti's pie sales, with the Thanksgiving pies even selling out at some Walmarts.

"They have been a home run with customers this fall and are now a grand slam thanks to James' entertaining review," Walmart spokesman John Forrest Ales told Fox News's Chew on This. "These pies were selling at a rate of one pie a second for 72 straight hours last weekend."

After receiving a bit of backlash for not acknowledging James' influence on the rate her pies were selling, Patti not only gave him props for it, but invited him over for Thanksgiving dinner as well.

"My new friend James Wright did this fierce video and it took the pie over the top and people are losing their minds about the pie and thank you James Wright," she told FOX 29 Tuesday. "She went on to say that they're spending Thanksgiving together and she is going to cook for him."

"You give love to people who give you love," she continued. "And you know, I didn't expect a viral video." We're crossing our fingers James records that Thanksgiving experience.


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